Beyonce continued her streak as the most-decorated singer in GRAMMY history thanks to 28 previous wins. She entered the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards Sunday night (February 5) with nine nominations for work found aboard her seventh solo studio album, ‘Renaissance.‘
Making her the night’s most-nominated act, the additional nine nods also put her in the race to become the most-decorated act overall if she could snag at least four of the nine categories she’s nominated in.
Before the first hour of the GRAMMYs reached conclusion, she’d already won 3. By the end of the second hour, she’d broken the record.
By the end of the pre-show, Beyonce had swept up two awards: Best Traditional R&B Performance (‘Plastic Off the Sofa‘) and Best Dance Recording.
She later went on to collect the Best R&B Song trophy, a historic feat that saw her song ‘Cuff It‘ defeat competition from the likes of Mary J. Blige‘s ‘Good Morning Gorgeous,’ Muni Long‘s ‘Hrs & Hrs,’ Jazmine Sullivan‘s ‘Hurt Me So Good,’ and PJ Morton‘s ‘Please Don’t Walk Away.’
With the latter triumph (her fifth in this category), she extends her reign as the most-awarded act in the history of the Best R&B Song offering.
That’s not all, folks.
Before the end of the night, she surpassed Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor Georg Solti for the honor of most-awarded act in GRAMMY history overall when she picked up the Best Dance/Electronic Album trophy.
Beyonce now has 32 career trophies to his 31.
Find the full list of winners here.